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CodeDEV2020
Course NameLearning Global Cooperation in English
InstructorTakahashi, Kaoko
Credits2
TermTerm2
MajorMajor Subjects
Course goals<LEARNING OBJECTIVES>
By the end of the course, students should have:
-General understanding of major debates in the arena of international development
-Good grasp of key actors/institutions involved in development activities
-Improved research and communication skills by strengthening a balanced input-output ability
Course outline<OVERVIEW>
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge to comprehend contemporary issues in the field of international development. It begins with a crucial question on the meanings of what we conceive by so-called "poverty." Then it explores contented grounds in ongoing discussions related to global cooperation. Based on the understanding of causes and factors behind problems and challenges, the course proceeds to observation and analysis on solutions to be presented. Throughout, the course grapples with important perceptions and concerns when considering development and cooperation on a global scale.

This course is an interactive seminar-style lecture. It mainly consists of the following two components: explanatory lecture in English (along with summarized follow-up in Japanese if necessary) and small group discussion.
Evaluation Scale and Policies<GRADING>
This course is written-intensive, discussion-oriented. Students are highly encouraged to take the lead in exchanging their own opinions and ideas.
*Short Essay 30%
*Attendance & In-class Discussion 40%
*Final Paper 30%
Prerequisites
Texts, materials, and supplies<COURSE TEXTS>
Learning materials and references are to be distributed and/or announced in class when needed.
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Course Schedule/Plan<TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE>
This course plans to follow the list of weekly schedules shown below.
1. Course Guidance
2. What is "Poverty"?(1)
3. What is "Poverty"?(2)
4. Gender and Bottom-up Approach (1)
5. Gender and Bottom-up Approach (2)
6. Multi-National Corporations and Development (1)
7. Multi-National Corporations and Development (2)
8. Local & International Actors and Governance (1)
9. Local & International Actors an Governance (2)
10.Education and Disparity (1)
11. Education and Disparity (2)
12. Responsibility of International Society (1)
13. Responsibility of International Society (2)
14. Student Presentation
15. Wrap-up Session
 

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